celadon(redirected from celadons)
1. A pale to very pale green.
2. A type of pottery having a pale green glaze, originally produced in China.
[French, after Céladon, the central male character of L'Astrée, a widely read pastoral novel by Honoré d'Urfé (1568-1625), French writer (the character being associated with the color green in the popular imagination and probably dressed in a pale green costume in early theatrical adaptations, perhaps because of the association of the color green with amorous adventures), after Celadōn, a warrior briefly mentioned in Ovid's Metamorphoses.]
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1. (Ceramics) a type of porcelain having a greyish-green glaze: mainly Chinese
2. (Colours) a pale greyish-green colour, sometimes somewhat yellow
[C18: from French, from the name of the shepherd hero of L'Astrée (1610), a romance by Honoré d'Urfé]
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cel•a•don(ˈsɛl əˌdɒn, -dn)
1. any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze.
2. a pale gray-green.
[1760–70; after Céladon, a character in L'Astrée, a tale by H. d'Urfé (1568–1625), French writer]
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n → Seladon nt
adj → seladongrün
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